Kaku to Close 51st season of Artist-Lecture Series

Tongue-in-cheek, Michio Kaku explains to a citizen the complicated meaning of nothing, which is the absence of something, on a nationally-airing TurboTax commercial. He is a frequent guest on news programs such as CBS This Morning because of his ability to explain complicated scientific matters in simple terms. The popular physicist, author and speaker will close out the 51st season of Midwestern State University's Artist-Lecture Series to a sold-out audience at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Akin Auditorium.

Kaku's ability to explain matters that have scientific roots, such as leap year, sinkholes, and earthquakes, in understandable terms has made him a go-to expert guest for various news programs. He also blends pop culture with science in his reviews of science-fiction films.

Before teaching at The City College of New York, Kaku studied at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. His best-selling books include Physics of the Future and The Future of the Mind. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.

Einstein long searched for a "Theory of Everything," a concept that would unify the four fundamental forces of the universe the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism into a single grand, unified theory of everything. Kaku has taken up Einstein's search and is co-founder of the String Field Theory, which proposes that the basic elements are composed of loops, or strings, which vibrate at different frequencies under tension.

MSU's Artist-Lecture Series was established in 1964 to bring noted lectures and quality programs in the performing arts to the MSU campus and the Wichita Falls community.

For more information, call 940-397-7500.